Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw was born in County Cork, Ireland and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is one of the most recognised actors of her generation, known for both her theatre work (Hedda Gabler, Medea, Mother Courage, Machinal) and for her film work (Harry Potter series, Three Men and A Little Lady).

In addition to her highly praised acting work, Fiona has recently directed Riders to the Sea, Henze's Elegy for Young Lovers and The Marriage of Figaro for English National Opera. In the 2014/15 season she returns to English National Opera to direct The Marriage of Figaro and to Glyndebourne to direct The Rape of Lucretia.

Awards include the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in Electra, As you Like It and The Power of Sichaun in 1990, and Machinal at the Royal National Theatre in 1994. She was awarded CBE for services to Drama in 2001. .